Friday, Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-Selma) announced that she was supporting Vice President Joe Biden to be the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. Sewell kicked off her support for Biden at events with the former Vice President in South Carolina over the Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.
“This Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend we honor and remember the legacy of Dr. King and the movement he led dedicated to ensuring that all Americans can have a voice in our democracy,” Rep. Sewell said. “Donald Trump is the biggest threat to Dr. King’s legacy! I believe that Joe Biden is the best democratic candidate to beat Trump and, therefore, protect the causes central to the life’s work of Dr. King. That is why Joe Biden is my choice for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.”
“Vice President Biden has a long, proven record in both protecting and furthering Dr. King’s legacy,” Sewell continued. “Throughout his many years of service, Joe has proven his ability to bring Americans together to fight for civil rights, expand access to health care, tackle poverty and inequality and promote economic prosperity for all Americans. Over and over, he has shown his commitment to upholding the democratic values that my constituents and l in Alabama’s Civil Rights District hold dear, especially leading Congress’ successful effort to renew the Voting Rights Act,” Sewell continued. “In this moment, as our democracy is under attack from forces at home and abroad, it is more important than ever for the American people to unite behind a presidential candidate that has the ability to create consensus and move our country towards a more perfect union. I know Joe is that candidate – and he has the record to prove it. Joe’s broad experience in foreign and domestic policy, coupled with his strong character and love of people, make him the best candidate to take on Donald Trump, restore American leadership and return dignity and honor to the White House.”
Sewell’s mother, Nancy Gardner Sewell, is running as a Biden delegate in Alabama’s democratic primary on March 3.
Biden is leading the national polls, but is struggling to emerge in Iowa and New Hampshire, the first presidential primaries and caucuses. U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Alabama) has previously endorsed Biden in the presidential campaign. Biden came to Alabama in 2017 to campaign for Jones.
Sewell represents Alabama’s Seventh Congressional District. She has been critical of President Trump and voted for his impeachment in the House.